The Casterbridge

The Casterbridge

49 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HU, United Kingdom
+44 130 526 4043

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The Casterbridge
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Sat 18/9
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About The Casterbridge

  • Guesthouse Room / Entire Guesthouse
    The comforts of home away from home
  • Clean and Tidy
    This stay has listed several different cleanliness practices.
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free

Within a 20-minute stroll from Dorchester West Railway Station, The Casterbridge provides guests with an ideal base when visiting Dorchester. It is also set just moments from the Dorset County Museum.

Guests of The Casterbridge have access to its wide variety of outdoor activities, including fishing, hiking and scuba diving. Those staying at the property are able to enjoy a book in the on-site library.

The comfortable rooms at The Casterbridge Hotel Dorchester include wireless internet access and a private bathroom. There are also honeymoon suites available.

Those staying at the guest house can sit down to a unique dining experience at the in-house restaurant, conveniently based for those who want to stay nearby when looking for a bite to eat. Packed lunches are provided for guests heading off to discover the area.

The area surrounding The Casterbridge is famous for its vibrant nightlife, with lots of places to go for a drink or dance. Monkey World, Lulworth Cove and Isle of Portland are a brief car trip from the property.

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Rooms available at The Casterbridge

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Amenities at The Casterbridge

  • Snorkelling
  • Restaurant
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Internet


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Mobile hotspot device
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Dustbins
  • Conditioner

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
  • Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities

Things to do

  • Hiking
  • Bicycle hire
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkelling


  • Shower
  • Shower cap
  • Bathtub
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Window
  • Seating area
  • Soundproofing
  • Bridal suite
  • Carpeted
  • City view
  • Storage available


  • Electric kettle
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Key access
  • Bottle of water
  • Private check-in/check-out

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Library
  • Streaming service
  • TV

Accessibility and suitability

  • No smoking
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Socket near the bed
  • Cleaning products
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking


  • Garden


  • Iron and ironing board


  • Desk

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49 High East Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HU

What's nearby

  • Dorset Teddy Bear Museum72 yd
  • Terracotta Warriors Museum117 yd
  • Dorset County Museum277 yd
  • The Dinosaur Museum340 yd
  • Tutankhamun: The Exhibition426 yd
  • Roman Town House0.3 mi
  • The Keep Military Museum0.4 mi
  • Dorset County Hospital0.5 mi
  • Maumbury Rings0.6 mi
  • The Avenue Stadium1.2 mi
  • Maiden Castle2.2 mi
  • Cerne Abbas Giant7 mi



Check in anytime after 15:00, check out anytime before 11:00


Cancellation/pre-payment policies vary by room type and provider.

FAQs when booking at The Casterbridge

  • Yes, guests staying at The Casterbridge can enjoy a free breakfast.

  • Yes, The Casterbridge has a restaurant on-site.

  • Check-in time is 15:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Casterbridge.

  • No, The Casterbridge does not offer free parking.

  • Yes, The Casterbridge offers free Wi-Fi.

  • The Casterbridge is located 0.5 miles from the centre of Dorchester. Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is the closest landmark to The Casterbridge.

  • No, The Casterbridge does not have a pool on-site.

  • The Casterbridge is 26.2 miles from Bournemouth. The Casterbridge is 42.9 miles from Exeter.

  • No, The Casterbridge does not offer free airport shuttle service.

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Distance to city centre

0.5 mi

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